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Thursday, August 11, 2011

Chocolate Coconut Bars

I don't have any bedroom updates for you yet.  I'm still waiting for The Dad's handy hands and we just haven't had time to work on anything in the evenings.

So instead, I'll share a new sweet treat recipe.  I ripped this one from a Family Circle magazine and it does not suck at all.

Here's the recipe:

Chocolate Coconut Bars

Bars

1 cup (2 sticks) butter
4 squares (1 ounce each) unsweetened chocolate, broken up
1 1/2 C sugar
1 1/2 C all-purpose flour
4 eggs
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 tsp coconut extract

Topping

1 C sweetened flake coconut
1/2 C (1 stick) unsalted butter, softened
2 C confectioners' sugar
1/4 tsp coconut extract

Heat oven to 350.  
Line a 13 x 9 x 2-inch pan with foil.  
Coat foil with nonstick cooking spray.

Make bars:  
Combine butter and chocolate in a microwave-safe bowl. 


Microwave for 1 minute.  Stir.  
Microwave another minute and stir.  Microwave for 30 seconds more and stir until smooth.
(look, I'm floating in the chocolate!)



Stir in sugar, flour, eggs, baking soda, salt and coconut extract.


Pour into prepared pan; smooth top.


Bake for 30 minutes.
Remove to rack.


While bar cools, prepare topping:  
Spread coconut on a baking sheet and bake at 350 for 10 minutes or until golden. 
(I did this while the bars were in the oven.)


In a large bowl, combine butter and confectioners' sugar.


Beat until smooth.  
Beat in coconut extract and 2 tablespoons water.  
Spread over cooled bar and top with toasted coconut.



Cut into squares or refrigerate until serving.



7 comments:

  1. omg that looks amazing! and I bet it tastes like a little piece of heaven! hehe

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  2. You made this for me huh?! Haha! You know I am a total sucker for anything containing coconut! I was a piece! These look so so good!

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  3. Wow. I so wish that I could eat that instead of this boring carrot !

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  4. Mmmm,...looks great. I love anything coconut too but never have luck browning it. I always burn it.

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  6. That looks absolutely delicious...anything with coconut I'm in love with!!

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  7. I need these in my life! Oh my gosh, I might have to make them. Like now. :)

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